Jessamine County Fair is underway

Published 1:30 pm Tuesday, July 11, 2023

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By Carrie Hudson

Staff Intern

The annual Jessamine County Fair is here.

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The event lasts until July 15 and is located on the Jessamine County Fairgrounds on Fairground Way.

The fair gates open on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. and open at the following times the rest of the week:

Tuesday: 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.

Thursday: 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 11:00 a.m.

Saturday: 11:00 a.m.

Jessamine County Fair Board member, JF Hall, stated there will be “a whole host of things going on,” ranging from a demolition derby to a greased pig contest to an outlaw truck pull.

Additionally, Jessamine County has already crowned its 2023 Miss Jessamine County Fair with more pageants to come.

The Miss Pre-Teen pageant will take place on Tuesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m., Miss Teen on Wednesday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m., and the Little Miss and Mister pageant will be on Thursday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Besides the pageants, the Jessamine County Fair is excited to debut a display of new rides, brought by Casey’s Rides, a third-generation Kentucky-based carnival.

“We get the rides and food vendors from Casey’s Rides; they will be bringing new ones this year, so we are looking forward to that,” Hall said.

Admission costs $15 per person. For any child under the age of 2, admission will be free, unless they are tall enough to ride the rides.

For more information or a full schedule of the fair, please check out its website: or contact the Fair Board at